(AGI) Rome, June 1 - The fifth Blue Sea Land will focus on the battle against food waste. The goal of the annual event is to bring together the farm and fish food producing districts of participating nations in order to strengthen cooperation, with a view to becoming a part of the 'Blue Economy'. "Blue Sea Land promotes the model of Agro Food Clusters and the Blue Economy, tools needed to prevent food waste and to protect natural resources," said the president of the Fishing District of the Sicilian town of Mazara del Vallo, Giovanni Tumbiolo, presenting the fifth Blue Sea Land - Expo of Mediterranean, African and Middle Eastern Agro Food Clusters at the Foreign Ministry Circle in Rome. The event is scheduled for Oct. 5 to 9 in Sicily. The evening was attended by the ambassadors of the Mediterranean, African and the Middle Eastern countries accredited to the Presidency of the Italian Republic and the Agencies of the United Nations. The chairman of the Foreign Ministry Circle, Ambassador Alessandro Vattani, and the Councillor for Agriculture and Fisheries of the Region of Sicily, Antonello Cracolici, explained the novelties of this year's Blue Sea Land, in which a number of partners, institutions and organisations will promote this year's theme: the prevention of food waste. Mr Cracolici explained: "Through environmental research and innovation, we can achieve new sustainable patterns of consumption to reduce waste, and at the same time safeguard marine and terrestrial resources. A circular process has been developed as part of the Blue Economy, in which natural resources are regenerated." The main partners of the fifth Blue Sea Land are Morocco and Equatorial Guinea. (AGI) . .